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which season?

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which season?
« on: February 06, 2006, 09:13:41 PM »
is there a better time if going private of year [ summer/winter] to have the op

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Re: which season?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 09:27:22 PM »
I don't know if medically speaking there is a correct answer, I'll leave that to someone else

Aside from it being easier for me to take time off in January, I had mine done in Jan because I figured that if I was going to have to be all bandaged up and then wear a compression vest for best part of a month then winter was probably the time to do it as at least you wouldn't have to do it with the added discomfort of the heat etc

I also guess it means that by the time spring/summer rolls around I should be nicely healed and able to do and wear what I wanetd for the first time in god knows how long

I guess everyone will have their own reasons why one is better though

Re: to robin g
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 09:51:47 PM »
thanks robin g
thats the view i had aswell im 28 and in not bad shape apart from theses bloody breasts im new to this site and found comfort in finding it ,like every one else im worried about if mr levick leaves me looking abnormal, but face it i look that now with man boobs ,im from cambridge so the trip to birmingham and the money is a big issue why did you chose dr levick ,was yours a bad case,and how did it go thanks

Re: which season?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 11:22:22 PM »
I'm 31, pretty fit, Just over 11st and 5' 9" but yet had 400 cc out of one side and 300 cc out of the other side which I imagine is quite a bit put in that context

I first went to see someone about this five years ago but they didn't reassure me enough to make me want to go through with it. I then went to see a diff surgeon about two and a half years ago and again I wasn't convinced

Last year I then found this site, went to see Mr L and decided to take the plunge as he spoke a lot more frankly about the subject, and seemed a LOT more specialised in this field than the guys I spoke to before

You'll find that many on here seem to debate their degrees of satisfaction with his work, and as has been discussed, at the heart of this is probably what their expectations and hopes were in the first place. Any revision surgery that might be required is included in the intial fee so I guess thats some kind of safety net

I don't recall seeing anyone say they wished they'd never gone with him at all though, which must say something

I can't comment on the other surgeons though. The polish ones seem of interest though if cash is very tight (see threads from Mark Ashleigh)

I'm not even two weeks post-op yet but already much happier with shape etc but early days I guess so need to just see what happens

To be honest, the hard parts are making the decision to go for it ,and then waiting to have it done. Post-op brings a little discomfort but nothing you can't handle

I've had worse hangovers  ;)

Re: which season?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006, 03:52:06 AM »
I can only echo much of what Robin has said.  I am 32, quite fit and weigh 108kg/17st and 6ft4ins.  I had 400cc removed from each side a la Mr Levick.

I will never know if he was/is the best man for the job.  Plastic surgery is far from an exact science and realistically, one should only expect 50% improvement of their condition or 50% nearer to the ideal.

Almost three weeks post surgery I peg myself at 65%, but it is far too early for me to make a full assessment as to whether I am happy or not.  I have lost around three stones in fat in the last two years and want to get down from my current 17st to 16st by the end of this year.  On top of that I will be doing a lot of physical activity, especially resistance training on the pectoral area.

So in reality it won't be until the end of the year before I can say how I really feel.

I thought it might be an idea to have the surgery in the  autumn or winter 'to be ready' for summer.  But in reality and for me personally, I think anyone should regard the whole process as taking up to a year.  Not that it's massively important to me, but I guess my ideal time would have to have had the surgery at the beginning of September.  That would give me around three months for the bulk of the healing and then up to six months solid at the gym, making a real effort to get in good shape in time for the summer.